Breaking News: Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Improvements Sent to Governor

MI House of Representatives
December 4, 2018

Good news! On the heels of action by the Senate last week, the Michigan House approved the paid sick leave and minimum wage improvements today, sending the bills to Governor Snyder’s desk for his signature. The Michigan Chamber has been tirelessly working to get these issues across the finish line and will continue to advocate for the Governor’s approval. 

We will be posting a summary of the most recent changes to the proposals on our website in the coming days. These changes the State House made were intended to bring the Governor on board and include:

Minimum Wage - Raises the minimum wage to $12.05 by 2030, restoring the tipped credit to 38% of the minimum wage and removing the inflationary index under current law. 

Paid Sick Leave - Require employees to accrue one hour for every 40 hours worked and use up to 40 hours per year. Allow carry-over of 40 hours per year unless the employer chooses to front-load benefits at the beginning of the benefit year. Exempt employers with less than 50 employees and certain classifications of employees. Remove litigious provisions and allow employers to have documentation and notification requirements. Allow employers to keep the PTO plans they have. Allow time to be used in one-hour increments unless the employer has a different policy in writing.

We will keep you posted regarding the status of this important legislation. Please contact Wendy Block, Vice President of Business Advocacy, with any questions at wblock@michamber.com or (517) 371-7678.